Juanita Alenka Shaw
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I live on a country property outside Lakes Entrance with my husband and 5 children. I love the beautiful climate of East Gippsland. I am a Primary School teacher at Lakes Entrance Primary School and am passionate about using ICT to engage students in the learning process, Inquiry learning and providing learning opportunities outside the classroom environment.

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Geocaching in schools

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

I have been using geocaching as a way of familiarising my students with their local environment. Using GPS navigators, we search for the hidden treasure planted by a fellow, keen geocacher.

My next step is to adopt a local environment, get the kids to maintain it, make permanent posters created by the students to inform tourists about the area they are visiting and then create our own geocache linking all our work together and added to the geocaching website.

I have a ning called… Continue

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At 6:29pm on September 21, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Juanita,

With your passion Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.

At 3:19pm on September 21, 2009, Juanita Alenka Shaw said…
I am from Australia and have always been interested in using engaging technology in the classroom to enhance learning and motivate the kids. I have just been included in a trial by our education department using Kodu. Does anyone know it or use it? I would like a bit of prior knowledge if help is around


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